Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Max’s. Cloudy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is slightly boozy caramel, light pine. Plain. Leighton (22821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours lightly hazy copper with a creamy khaki head. The aroma holds doughy bread, light toffee, ripe fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, with a bit of booze, berries, subtle wintery spices, caramel, marmalade. Full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with some sticky sugars, ripe and lightly tabgy fruts, berries, alcohol, leaves. Pretty decent holiday kind of gear. Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 04/11/12.
Clear chestnut brown with a thin off white head.
Dark toffee on the nose allied to dark fruits, a little spice and some medicinal tones.
Taste follows nose with a little cruit cake mix, malt, bread, raisens, sultanas and dates.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
A little on the dull side. djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Floral hop aroma with caramel and chocolate. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is a sweet malt with a dry finish. A good American strong ale from breckenridge. bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Thinks this bottle is from Archer Liquor. Pours ruddy copper with a good tan head. Aroma is a bit papery with dark roast malt. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavor is darkish roast caramel with chocolate hitting the tongue sides. Or so it seems. The chocolate malts make it a bit astringent. A non-spicey xmas ale. And not all that sweet. Good drink.
Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
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Falling Rock poured a clear mahogany with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, raisins and roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, toffee, and dark fruit with a smooth, slightly bitter finish.
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown color with an average off-white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate spicy chocolate aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium spicy sweet finish of moderate duration. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2010 12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear ruby red color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy and butter notes with leafy hops and a spicy finish. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, spices, citrus and a buttery note. Medium bodied. Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2002
This stuff knocked my socks off! I was really surprised at how good this tasted, with a rich dark color and full flavor. This will definitely catch up to you after a few in front of the fireplace. Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
A dark brown ale with a thick moka head. A nutty aroma with light chocolate notes and hops. In mouth, a solid nutty malt, with light molasses, some British hopping. Medium bodied. On tap at Ballpark brewpub 24 Jan. 2009.